[16] The technical crew of the film comprises Sam C. S. as the music director, Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj as the film's cinematographer and editor respectively. Bejoy thanks Dilli and promises him that he will soon arrange a good life for him and his daughter. They are guided by Paalpandi, a corrupt cop (recruited by Stephen Raj, Zonal Head of Narcotics Division working for Anbu) who acts unconscious while giving information about the location of the lorry to the gangs. 150, thus making up his Khaidi trilogy. "[6], "The movie was sold for 2.5 million rupees even when we just announced it! [7] It opened to generally favorable reviews praising the action sequences, performances, writing and exclusion of songs. Prisoner) is a 1983 Indian Telugu-language action film starring Chiranjeevi and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. I liked her character in the film and we signed her in for the bubbly character of Rosy. "[7], "The now famous costume of Chiranjeevi was his own idea! The film is loosely based on the 1982 film First Blood. - Times of India", "No heroine for Karthi in film with Lokesh Kanagaraj - Times of India", "Filling the blanks: Writer Pon Parthiban talks about films and more", "Sense of a scene: Kaithi climax breakdown - All guns blazing", "Karthi's film with Lokesh Kanagaraj titled Kaithi", "Kaithi: Karthi's film seems to an intense thriller - Times of India", "Actor Karthi to team up with Jyothika for next movie? We always wanted to experiment on various things. The film collected around ₹13 crore (US$2.03 million) in Overseas to take its worldwide collection of ₹70 crore (US$10.91 million) in 10 days. ", "The film's shooting was started at Prasad Labs on 30 April 1983, with the muhurtam shot on Chiranjeevi and Madhavi. [33] The Telugu version of the film was made available to stream through Ahavideo. Karthi suggested Pon Parthiban as an additional screenplay writer as Karthi appreciated the latter's work in Kaatrin Mozhi (2018). The song became a trend after the release of the film. [4], Released on 28 October 1983, the film was a massive commercial success by which Chiranjeevi rose to stardom.[5]. Kaithi (transl. Adaikalam's brother Anbu plans to capture the five police officials, kill them, and take their drugs back from them. The film was completed in three schedules. ", Director Kodandarami Reddy talks about the film: "[36] The Times of India gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Kaithi is a tense, impressively shot action thriller, a pure genre film. For the 1984 Kannada film, see, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, "Khaidi No 150 First Day Collections Expected To Be Huge | Khaidi No 150", "Kajal Aggarwal and Chiranjeevi starrer 'Khaidi No 150's interesting trivia", "Chiranjeevi, the megastar who beat Big B as India's highest paid actor", "Articles : Movie Retrospect : Movie Retrospect: Khaidi (1983)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Khaidi&oldid=986167794, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 06:02. The film follows Dilli, a recently freed prisoner who is arrested due to suspicion while en route to meet his daughter for the first time in life. The house set, indoors and minor patchwork of shooting was done in Madras. The original soundtrack which features 17 tracks in the album, with four songs and rest of them were themes was released on 22 November 2019, a month after the film's release. She waits anxiously, wondering who it may be. Dr. M. Tirupathi Reddy: "Kodandarami Reddy also hails from the same place of ours, and we thought of doing a film together and worked on a couple of subjects in Chiranjeevi and Kodandarami Reddy combination. The core plot of the movie was reportedly inspired by the 1976 movie Assault on Precinct 13.[6]. India Today gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Kaithi is a film that showcases filmmaking at its best, and Karthi is terrific and so natural that you could literally picture a prisoner going through a tough time. Being the village head, Veerabhadraiah implicates Suryam in the death of his sister, saying that he was forcing her into prostitution, due to which his sister committed suicide. This is just about transforming these one-note “types” into flesh-and-blood people". 786 as his 100th movie and his 150th movie was Khaidi No. Veerabhadraiah (Raogopal Rao) is a feudal lord presiding over a village along with his henchmen, which include his assistant (Rallapalli) and the village sarpanch (Nutan Prasad). The drugs belong to Adaikalam, who none of the police officers has seen nor know how he looks. Madhavi was the heroine. All the police are resuscitated and Bejoy finds the moles in his department. After five years, we made a profit of 2 million rupees, and some more during the subsequent years. "[40] Sify gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Kaithi is a solid action thriller and it will be a feast for action lovers. ", "Most of the shooting was done in the village called Rebala near Nellore, while the climax was shot at Porur near Madras. Surprisingly, Anbu agrees. Dilli, Bejoy, and Kamatchi come across the various gangs but Dilli takes care of them brutally. Instead of just burning the drugs, Napoleon decides to eliminate all the drug dealing rowdies. Stephen Raj is incriminated and all injured are moved to the Government Hospital overnight. Dilli, Amudha, and Kamatchi leave for Dilli's village. The satellite rights were brought by Star Vijay. [46] The film collected ₹100 crore (US$15.59 million) worldwide. [15] The film makers confirmed that there will be no female lead for Karthi in this film. Madhavi, being a lady artiste, had an exclusive house in Talakona location, while everyone else adjusted in huts and houses in and around the village. [2][3] Later, this movie has brought big name to Chiranjeevi and he made Khaidi No. [3], The film was announced on 12 December 2018, and the principal photography of the film commenced the following day. Karthi starrer Tamil blockbuster 'Kaithi' to be remade in Hindi - Times of India", "Ajay Devgn confirms Hindi remake of Tamil film Kaithi. 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